The AOA and osteopathic physicians (DOs) work hard to bring knowledge of osteopathic medicine to a wider audience and to correct inaccurate portrayals of the osteopathic medical profession. Read on to learn how the osteopathic medical profession is being covered in the media.
During local news broadcasts, this ABC television affiliate featured a health fair organized by the National Osteopathic Medical Association (NOMA) and partner organizations offering free health screenings to Las Vegas residents in need prior to the start of the American Osteopathic Association’s OMED 2013, the Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition. Two versions of the story aired multiple times on Sept. 29 and 30. In one, AOA Past President and NOMA founder William G. Anderson, DO, stresses the importance of receiving regular physical examinations. The second features NOMA Immediate Past President Gregory Hill, DO. An accompanying story also was posted on the station’s website. Additionally, KVVU-TV, the Las Vegas Fox affiliate, covered the health fair during its 10 p.m. broadcast on Sept. 29, and featured James Steven Blake, DO.
21 "The HPV Vaccine" Doctor Radio (SiriusXM Satellite Radio)
Draion M. Burch, DO, an AOA board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist in Pittsburgh, addresses medical, public health and moral considerations surrounding vaccination against the human papillomavirus as a call-in guest on this live satellite radio network program.
19 "How Your iPad Could be Hurting Your Health" BBC.com
In this article, Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from Philadelphia, explains how common mistakes people make at work—like not setting a computer monitor at eye level— can lead to pain.
12 "What You MUST Do for Health" Weather.com
Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from Philadelphia, stresses the importance of getting up and moving throughout the workday in this slideshow about healthy habits.
11 "People" Crain's Detroit
announces the election of Craig Magnatta, DO, as first vice president of the AOA.
9 "Chronic disease: A Growing Challenge for PCPs" Medical Economics
Jay Shubrook, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician, discusses how primary care physicians can engage patients with chronic diseases through the use of various management strategies in this article posted on Aug. 9.
9 "Paper: Physician-PA Teams are Key to Patient-Centered Care" HCPro
This article reviews a joint paper released by the AOA and the American Academy of Physician Assistants that advocates for physician-led, team-based care while defining the critical roles physician assistants and physicians play in improving access to high-quality patient care.
30 "Health Care Job Changes" ChicagoBusiness.com
A news brief mentions the election of Teresa A. Hubka, DO, to the AOA Board of Trustees. Chicago Business Journal and eWallstreeter.com also covered Dr. Hubka's election to the board.
29 "Health Briefs" Erie Times-News
This news brief announces the election of Frank Tursi, DO, as third vice president of the AOA. WJET-TV (Erie, Pa.) also posted an announcement on the station's website.
25 "Tallahassee Physician Re-Elected to Trustee Board" Tallahassee Democrat
Article announces the re-election of Richard R. Thacker, DO, to the AOA Board of Trustees.
23 "The Disease Doctors Miss Most: Fibromyalgia" "The Dr. Oz Show"
Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from Philadelphia, discusses the difficulties in diagnosing fibromyalgia. Later in the show, Martin S. Levine, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from Bayonne, N.J., and past AOA president, demonstrates osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) while Dr. Caudle explains how OMT may help a fibromyalgia patient. The AOA has been working to educate the public on fibromyalgia through its “Live a Full Life with Fibro” campaign.
23 "SGR Repeal Bill Gains Broad Support" MedPage Today
Article reports that physician groups, including the AOA, are voicing general support for a bill approved by a Congressional subcommittee to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula.
22 "Reform Update: Proposals Promote Medical Homes" Modern Healthcare
The third item in this news brief discusses the adoption of a policy at the AOA's Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates that supports the creation of state-level alternatives to Medicare funding of graduate medical education. AOA Trustee Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, explains that the AOA believes this examination of funding is critical to addressing GME funding shortfalls. An article about this policy also appeared in PhysBizTech.
20 "American Osteopathic Association Installs Norman E. Vinn, DO, as 117th President" HealthNewsDigest
The inauguration of Norman E. Vinn, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from San Clemente, Calif., as the 117th president of the AOA is highlighted in a July 20 article. San Clemente News and the Orange County Register also covered Dr. Vinn’s inauguration as AOA president.
20 "American Osteopathic Association Supports Banning Distracted Driving" Auto Channel
Article reports the adoption of a policy at the AOA's Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates to continue supporting legislation regarding banning activities that cause distraction while driving.
18 "Emergency 411: Are You Prepared?" HealthNewsDigest
A story posted on July 18 notes that more than half of adults are concerned about having a natural disaster, home or building first, terrorist attack or other violent act happen to them, according a recent AOA survey results.
11 "Aspiring Med Students Face Growing Residency Competition" U.S. News & World Report
AOA director of government relations, Ray Quintero, discusses the AOA's efforts to bolster the availability of medical residency training positions in an article about the growing competition for graduate medical education.
1 "These Knees" Women's Adventure
Tyler C. Cymet, DO, a board-certified family physician in Owings, Md., discusses knee health for runners in the July/August issue. The article also references a Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) article Dr. Cymet co-wrote, "Does Long-Distance Running Cause Osteoarthritis?"
25 "MOC: Debate Intensifies as Medicare Penalties Loom" Medical Economics
Stephen M. Scheinthal, DO, chair of the AOA's Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists, discusses Osteopathic Continuous Certification in this article about maintenance of certification. Dr. Scheinthal, a board-certified geriatric psychiatrist in Stratford, N.J., explains the main difference from the previous osteopathic certification process is the addition of a practice performance assessment which enables physicians to see how they are performing compared to national benchmarks.
1 "Maintain Your Mobility" Women's Adventure
Lillie Rosenthal, DO, a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician in New York City, and Antoinette M. Cheney, DO, a board-certified family physician in Lone Tree, Colo., offer tips on ways physically active women can prevent and tend to muscle and joint pain in an article published in the magazine’s summer 2013 edition. In the article, Dr. Rosenthal reminds readers that good posture reduces neck and back pain and generally helps the body function better while Dr. Cheney discusses shoulder injuries and cautions against returning to activity before injuries are properly rehabbed.
15 “Office Work Takes Physical Toll on Professionals” Baseline
Rob Danoff, DO, from Philadelphia, discusses the AOA’s recent survey on pain in the workplace and the physical toll too much sitting can have on an office worker in this article and slideshow posted on Baseline magazine's website. Additionally, videos featuring tips from Dr. Danoff on how to avoid and prevent pain at work have appeared on numerous blogs including Madame Deals and Life with Lisa.
3 “Are You a Work Potato?” "PBS NewsHour"
AOA “Break Through Your Pain” campaign spokesperson Rob Danoff, DO, from Philadelphia, discusses the AOA’s recent survey on pain in the workplace and how being inactive during the work day can contribute to pain in an article that ran on the PBS NewsHour website. The same day EverydayHealth.com released a series of videos featuring Dr. Danoff discussing topics related to pain in the workplace and providing tips on how to avoid pain through activity and stretching.
30 "Got Back Pain? Check Your Posture," Women's Health
Lisa A. DeStefano, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from East Lansing, Mich., discusses the results of the AOA’s recent consumer survey about pain in the workplace and shares tips for pain-free posture in a blog post that ran on Women’s Health’s website. An interview with Dr. DeStefano about office related pain also ran on WILX-TV, an NBC affiliate in Lansing, on the morning of April 30.
10 “Break Through Your Pain"
Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from Philadelphia, discusses the results of a new consumer survey about pain and productivity in today’s workplace during interviews on television and radio stations across the nation, including Fox News Edge, CBS Radio and ABC Radio.
Furthermore, articles quoting Dr. Danoff or citing the AOA survey appeared in Chicago Business Journal, Business News Daily and InternetMedicine.com.
2 "Running Basics for Beginners with Antoinette Cheney, DO," Candace Rose Blog
Antoinette M. Cheney, DO, an osteopathic family physician from Lone Tree, Colo., shares tips for starting a running program in an interview with lifestyle blogger Candace Rose.
11 “Osteopathic doctors may help alleviate a shortage of medical care in rural areas,” The Washington Post
This Washington Post article examines how DOs are helping to fill the need for primary care physicians to practice in rural areas. The article discusses the number of osteopathic medical schools that have opened in rural areas and the overall growth of the osteopathic medical profession. Valerie Goodman, DO, an osteopathic family physician from Centreville, Md., is also featured in a video that accompanies the story discussing her experience as a DO practicing in a rural setting. The story also ran in the Washington Post’s print issue on March 12 and on the Kaiser Health News website.
7 “Pregnant Kim Kardashian Working Out Too Much?” Fox News Magazine
Lisa M. Valle, DO, an obstetrician and gynecologist from Santa Monica, Calif., stressed the importance of all pregnant women being evaluated by a physician before beginning a workout routine in an article about exercise and pregnancy.
1 “20 Quick and Easy Ways to Get Healthier Fast,” Health.com
James E. Foy, DO, of Vallejo, Calif., warned that listening to MP3 players at high volumes could cause hearing loss over time in a slideshow that provided readers with quick and easy health tips. The slideshow was also picked up by MSN Living’s Health section and CNN.com. The article also ran in the March issue of Health.
25 "24-Hour Stress Cleanse" "The Dr. Oz Show"
Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, an osteopathic family physician from Philadelphia, was on a panel of health care professionals to discuss common causes of stress. Dr. Caudle focused on how technology and social media can cause stress and encouraged viewers to take a break from social media and other forms of technology to help reduce stress.
20 “How to Combat Weekend Overindulging with Antoinette Cheney, DO,” Candace Rose Blog
Antoinette M. Cheney, DO, an osteopathic family physician from Lone Tree, Colo., was interviewed for a post by lifestyle blogger Candace Rose about tips to help people from overindulging during late night weekend events and how they can help themselves feel better when they return to work on Monday.
13 “Osteopathic grads lean toward primary care,” Modern Healthcare
This article reports the results of the 2013 osteopathic match, including that family medicine continues to be the most matched specialty (free login required). Coverage about the osteopathic match also appeared in Becker's Hospital Review.
12 “Managing Diabetes with Continuous Glucose Monitoring,” Everyday Health
Jay H. Shubrook, DO, a board-certified family physician, is quoted in an article about managing diabetes through the use of continuous glucose monitoring devices.
7 “Is It a Cold or the Flu?” QualityHealth.com
Antoinette M. Cheney, DO, a board-certified family physician from Lone Tree, Colo., discusses the differences between a cold and the flu in this article on the website QualityHealth.com.
4 “Are Parents Taking Concussions Seriously?” Raising Arizona Kids
David G. Carfagno, DO, a board-certified internal and sports medicine physician from Scottsdale, Ariz., shares insight in this article as to why parents do not always recognize the symptoms of concussions in their children and discusses the results of the AOA’s recent survey on concussion awareness.
1 “Fit and Flexible,” Energy Times
AOA board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, Robert S. Gotlin, DO, was quoted in an article in the magazine Energy Times about the importance of stretching.
21 “New GME Model Strives to Keep Doctors in Underserved Areas,” American Medical News
AOA Trustee Boyd R. Buser, DO, of Pikeville, Ky., speaks to American Medical News in an article about the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program, which aims to reduce the primary care physician shortage by training more residents in community-based health centers.
9 "Chronic Pain Treatment," Doctor Radio (SiriusXM Satellite Radio)
AOA board-certified family physician Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, discusses chronic pain diagnosis and management and answers questions from callers in an interview on a live program broadcasted on this SiriusXM Satellite Radio station.
21 "Winter Aches and Pains? Most Won't Seek Relief, Survey Says," Vitals.com
Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician and spokesperson on chronic pain, submitted an article to Vitals.com discussing the recent results of the AOA’s survey on how winter can trigger chronic pain issues. The article also gives tips on dealing with pain and encourages pain sufferers to visit www.osteopathic.org/pain.
18 “Survey Reveals Causes of Holiday Pain,” American News Report
News website American News Report ran an article citing statistics from the AOA’s survey on pain management during the winter months, which featured the common winter activities that trigger pain. The article was picked up by several radio station websites, including KYMX-FM (Sacramento, Calif.)
14 “For Many Americans… Pain May Just Get in the Way This Holiday!” Natural Solutions
An article on Natural Solutions’ website reported that adults older than 45 are most likely to experience pain during the winter and other statistics from the AOA’s survey on chronic pain and cold weather.
11 “Find Help for Chronic Pain: Q & A with an Osteopathic Family Physician,” The Motherhood
On Dec. 11, AOA chronic pain spokesperson Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, participated in a live web-based forum hosted on TheMotherhood.com with bloggers who cover parenting and family health issues and have experience with chronic pain. During the forum, Dr. Caudle shared the results of the AOA’s recent survey on chronic pain issues during the winter and answered questions from the bloggers about pain management and osteopathic medicine. Following the forum, ten bloggers posted about the discussion, including Day Tripping Mom, Misc Finds 4U and Mom Confessionals.
25 "New practice models may help save primary care," Medical Economics
Paul A. Martin, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician who is the CEO and president of Providence Medical Group in Dayton, Ohio, and Thomas G. Zimmerman, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician with a private practice in Oceanside, N.Y., share their experiences transitioning their practices into patient-centered medical homes.
12 "Interview: Renowned Physician Dr. Jeffrey Bytomski Talks the Dangers of Concussions in Student Athletes," Candace Rose Blog
7 "Election Decides Raft of State Health Issues," MedPage Today
Jeffrey R. Bytomski, DO, an osteopathic family physician, was interviewed by blogger Candace Anderson to discuss the AOA's recent survey about concussions. Dr. Bytomski also talked about concussion symptoms and what parents should do if they suspect their child has a concussion.
Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, an AOA trustee and chair of the AOA's Bureau of State Government Affairs, discussed some of the health care policy related ballot initiatives that were voted on in different states in an article that ran on MedPage Today the day after the 2012 general election. The story was also picked up by ABC.com.
17 "Would You Recognize the Signs of a Concussion?" Parade
The AOA's recent concussion survey was mentioned in a post on Parade magazine's Adventures in Parenting blog. In the post AOA spokesperson, Jeffrey R. Bytomski, DO, also explained why concussions need to be evaluated by a medical professional.
15 "Choosing A Doc: Know Your ABCs," New Jersey Monthly
As part of the magazine's Top Doctors issue, this article offered advice on finding the right health care provider. It also looked at the different types of providers, including MDs and DOs.
11 "People on the Move: Rob Danoff, DO," Philadelphia Business Journal
An announcement ran on the Philadelphia Business Journal's website announcing that AOA board-certified family physician Rob Danoff, DO, was named the 2012 AOA Mentor of the Year.
10 "RGIII's concussion holds lesson for parents," The Washington Post
The results of the AOA's national survey on concussion awareness were mentioned in a Washington Post blog post about taking concussions seriously. Jeffrey R. Bytomski, DO, an osteopathic family physician and head medical team physician at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., also discussed the importance of seeking medical attention for a concussion in an article by HealthDay, a health news wire syndicate. Several media outlets have picked up the article, including U.S. News & World Report and MSN Health & Fitness.
1 "10 Rules of Being Friends with Benefits" Glamour
Lisa M. Valle, DO, discussed the importance of practicing safe sex in an online Glamour article on the magazine's website.
1 "A Common Cure for Pregnancy Pains," BabyZone.com
Robert J. Seiler, DO, an AOA board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, offered advice on how water can help ease some of the common aches and pains that women suffer during pregnancy in an article on the Disney sponsored parenting website.
14 "American Osteopathic Association urges defibrillators for school sports" Cardiac News
An article about the AOA's resolution calling for access to an automated external defibrillator (AED) at all sporting events was posted on Cardiac News. The blog Critical Moments News ran a second blog post about the importance of AEDs being available at sporting events in addition to an initial brief about the resolution. Other media outlets covering the resolution include Medical-News.net, EP Lab Digest and TTC LLC.
14 "Somatic dysfunction possible linchpin to osteopathic back treatment" MedWire News
An article was posted on MedWire News about the The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA) study "Somatic Dysfunction and Its Association with Chronic Low Back Pain, Back-Specific Functioning, and General Health: Results from the Osteopathic Trial." The study appeared in the July issue of JAOA.
1 "The After-60 Plan" Health Direct
Kelli M. Ward, DO, discussed the health changes and new healthy habits people older than 60 should incorporate into their lives in an article in the summer 2012 issue of Health Direct.
30 "Midwestern University Medical Student Elected to National Board of Trustees" Downers Grove (Ill.) Patch
An article announced the election of Bridget E. McIlwee, OMS IV, as the new student representative on the AOA Board of Trustees.
28 "People News" Lansing (Mich.) State Journal
A column announced the re-election of Carol L. Monson, DO, to the AOA Board of Trustees. Dr. Monson is an osteopathic family physician from East Lansing, Mich.
22 "Osteopathic doctors urge meningitis" UPI
The news syndicate UPI wrote an article about the AOA's universal adolescent meningococcal vaccine booster resolution. The article was picked up by other media outlets, including Bloomberg.
3 "Washington area appointments and promotions" Washington Post
Ray Quintero was mentioned as the AOA's new director of the Department of Government Relations in the Washington Post. Announcements about Quintero's new position also ran in CQ Weekly and Politico.
9 "Osteopathic Physicians and Fibromyalgia: a new approach" Examiner.com
AOA board-certified internist and fibromyalgia spokesperson Laura M. Rosch, DO, of Chicago was interviewed for Examiner.com about the AOA’s survey on fibromyalgia and discussed how osteopathic physicians (DOs) can provide treatment.
9 "More than half of patients consider budget before making medical visits" American Medical News
AOA board-certified family physician Rob Danoff, DO, spoke to American Medical News for this article about the AOA’s recent survey looking at how patients consider their budgets before making health-related decisions.
9 "AMA, Specialists Call Bipartisan SGR Bill a Step in the Right Direction" Inside CMS
Shawn Martin, director of the AOA’s Department of Government Relations, discusses how the "Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2012" would benefit physicians in terms of fair compensation regardless of where they practice. An article in Congressional Quarterly also addresses the AOA's support of the legislation.
8 "Doctors pressured to write prescriptions for OTC drugs" American Medical News
An article about the proposed repeal of the health system reform provision requiring physician prescriptions for over-the-counter medications in order to use tax-preferred health accounts, such as Flexible Spending Accounts, included comments from Joel M. Feder, DO, of Overland Park, Kan.
3 "Doctor wants to take the chronic out of pain" The Landmark (Rutland, Mass.)
AOA board-certified family physician Pamela L. Grimaldi, DO, discussed the results of the AOA's survey on chronic pain and proposed pain legislation in Massachusetts with her local newspaper, The Landmark, for an article that ran in both the print and online editions of the newspaper.
2 "Health Interview: Dr. Matthew Ajluni Discusses Results of the AOA 2012 Health Care Expenditure Survey" Candace Rose Blog
Matthew B. Ajluni, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician, was interviewed by blogger Candace Anderson for a blog post about the AOA’s recent survey looking at patients' decisions on health care spending. Dr. Ajluni discussed the survey and gave tips on how patients can save money by doing things like asking their physician about generic medications.
29 "'Pill mill' law brings some fears" Daily News (Bowling Green, Ky.)
Jerome A. Dixon, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from Campbellsville, Ky., discusses legislation impacting physicians' ability to treat chronic pain and participation in the state's prescription drug monitoring program.
25 "Survey: Patients still cutting back on care" ModernMedicine.com
News brief broke down the results of the AOA's recent consumer survey looking at health care spending on health care.
24 "Americans continue to self-ration health care in the economic recovery" HealthPopuli.com
The HealthPopuli.com health care policy blog looks at the AOA's survey on health care spending and analyzes the ways in which people are cutting spending to save money.
24 "Skipping doctor’s visits self-defeating" Washington Examiner
The AOA's survey on health care spending was mentioned in a news brief in the Washington Examiner. AOA spokesperson Rob Danoff, DO, was also quoted discussing the medical problems that can result in skipping regular physician visits.
23 "What is Fibromyalgia?" GoodHousekeeping.com
In a blog post on Good Housekeeping's website, AOA board-certified family physician Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, explains about the misunderstood medical condition of fibromyalgia and discusses treatment options.
14 "Winters, Henley discuss special session" Murray (Ky.) Ledger & Times
Jerome Dixon, DO, expresses in this Murray Ledger & Times article his optimism about enforcing physician participation in the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting system without restrictions limiting physicians' ability to care for pain patients.
12 "Kentucky voices: Fight against pill abuse must not hurt patients in pain" Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader
In this op-ed, Jerome Dixon, DO, addresses the need for new pain management legislation under debate in Kentucky to help curb abuse while ensuring the new law does not restrict physicians' ability to care for legitimate pain patients.
11 "The Difference Between DOs and MDs" Doctor Radio (SiriusXM Satellite Radio)
AOA board-certified pediatrician Ronald V. Marino, DO, discusses osteopathic physicians' whole-person approach to caring for patients and the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment in treating children and adults in an interview on Doctor Radio’s "On Call for Kids," a live program broadcasted on this SiriusXM Satellite Radio station.
29 "Drug bills OK'd, but criticized" Daily News (Bowling Green, Ky.)
Jerome Dixon, DO, discusses the results of the AOA survey on chronic pain and new pain management legislation under debate in Kentucky.
28 "Pain Management Bill: New Legislation Debate" WFXT-TV (Boston)
Pamela L. Grimaldi, DO, of Rutland, Mass., talks to WFXT-TV, a Boston Fox affiliate station, about the results of the AOA survey on chronic pain and new pain management legislation under debate in Massachusetts. On March 27, Dr. Grimaldi also spoke to several radio stations including WXBR-AM and WDIS-AM in Boston and WWBB-AM and WHIJ-AM in Providence, R.I.
27 "The Best Solutions for Pain" "The Dr. Oz Show"
Lillie Rosenthal, DO, an osteopathic physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist in New York City, and Christian Whitney, DO, a pain management specialist in Greenwich, Ct., offer their thoughts on best treatments for pain. Dr. Rosenthal also demonstrates how DOs can use osteopathic manipulative treatment to treat patients with neck pain.
1 "Ask the Pediatrician" SniffleSolutions.com
Stanley E. Grogg, DO, discusses the differences between colds and allergies in this month’s "Ask the Pediatrician" column on SniffleSolutions.com, a health website sponsored by Procter & Gamble’s Puffs and Vicks product lines.
27 "Live a Full Life with Fibro"
Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician from Philadelphia, addresses the results of a new consumer survey looking at people's knowledge about fibromyalgia. She also advised those who suspect they might suffer from fibromyalgia on how they can work with their physician to find a treatment plan during interviews on television and radio stations across the nation, including Mom Talk Radio, Metro Radio Networks and regional television news broadcasts such as Fox 43 (WPMT) in Harrisburg, Pa. Furthermore, articles quoting Dr. Caudle or citing the AOA survey ran on news websites such as EverydayHealth.com and Examiner.com.
23 "The answer to the primary care shortage" Medical Economics
This article about the 2012 osteopathic match explains how DO medical school graduates are filling primary care physician shortages.
17 "In latest SGR deal, health care pays for health care" POLITICO Pro
The AOA sounds off on the need for repeal and replacement of Medicare’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula in an article detailing how the latest action to prevent cuts in physician compensation will be funded.
6 "Have a Game Plan for a Winning Super Bowl Monday" Natural Solutions
Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician, shares some useful tips for cutting through that post-Super Bowl fog on Monday to readers of this online Natural Solutions article.
1 "13 Things to Ditch Before You're 30" Men's Health
Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, an AOA board-certified internist, explains why avoiding the doctor can be harmful to your health. He also discusses the importance of regular physicals to help prevent chronic diseases in the future in this article on the Men's Health website.
1 "Sinus Solution" Whole Living
Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician, explains how gentle pressure can be used to relieve sinus pain and pressure in the latest issue of Whole Living.
13 "Your 10 Most Annoying Weight Loss Issues Solved" iVillage
Almost every dieter has been surprised to find that although they are drastically cutting calories, they haven't lost weight. According to Laura M. Rosch, DO, an AOA board-certified internist, many people still eat more calories than they realize. Dr. Rosch advises readers of this iVillage slideshow to write down everything they eat to better track calories
14 "Christmas Health Tips Santa Should Learn" The Huffington Post
"We have to help Santa," stresses AOA board-certified family physician Rob Danoff, DO, in this holiday-themed slideshow. Among the tips offered by Dr. Danoff are getting a flu shot to prevent the spread of illness while in close contact with children, taking walks alongside the reindeer, and preventing aches and pains by changing his sack of presents to a wide-strapped backpack or a rolling suitcase.
13 "What Is Your New Year's Resolution? 5 Pain Management Physicians Responses" Becker's ASC Review
As an introduction to a new pain management column in Becker's ASC Review and Becker's Orthopedic,Spine & Pain Management Review, five pain management physicians were asked about their New Year's resolutions for their practices. Marc E. Lynch, DO, a recurring contributor to this column was among those interviewed.
21 "ADHD Isn't Just for Kids" HealthNewsDigest.com
Treatment of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is explored on this website for breaking news for health care professionals, consumers and the media. Coverage of the evidence-based clinical review from the November issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association also appeared on the website for WWJ-TV (Detroit), Health Informer, Targeted News Service and PR-USA.
3 "The Dangers of Thirdhand Smoke" Everyday Health.com
Alesia J. Wagner, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician, discusses the health risks associated with thirdhand smoke.
2 "Is There a Link Between ADHD and Substance Abuse in Teenagers?" HealthNewsDigest.com On this website for breaking news for health care professionals, consumers and the media, Philip L. Creps, DO, an AOA board-certified psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist, stresses that simultaneously managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and overcoming alcohol or drug abuse problems is crucial to helping individuals with these disorders, especially teenagers, return to living healthy lives.
10 "Medicine on the move," Medical Economics
In this leading business publication for office-based physicians, Norman E. Vinn, DO, founder, chief executive officer and medical director of Housecall Doctors Medical Group, discusses using mobile technology in health care and how it has helped improve the quality of care and patient satisfaction in his Southern California-based practice.
1 "Sticks and Stones and Status Updates," Pasadena Magazine
Statistics from the AOA's recent survey on cyberbullying were quoted in this article for residents of the community of Pasadena, Calif. The AOA's policy calling for public education on cyberbullying was also referenced.
1 "AOA Advocates for New Policy," Hearing Journal
The AOA's recent policy voicing concern about hearing damage from listening to headphones at high volumes for extended periods of time and calling for manufactures to include information about this hazard on packaging was highlighted in the September issue of this journal for audiologists.
28 "Cyberbullying," Hubbard Radio Group
AOA spokesperson, Laura M. Rosch, DO, an AOA board-certified internist with Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill., discusses the results of the AOA's policy on cyberbullying and the dangers of this behavior in an interview that ran on WDRV-FM, WTMX-FM, and WILV-FM.
1 "The Six Doctors Every Fitness Pro Should Know," ACE Certified News
Being well versed in the roles of different types of health care providers is critical to personal trainers and other fitness pros so they can make effective referrals for clients dealing with pain, injuries or other health issues that come up during training sessions. In the article, Nicholas G. Parise, DO, an AOA board-certified internist at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, discusses what makes DOs the type of physician that personal trainers should know about. ACE Certified News is an e-magazine for the American Council on Exercise.
1 "The American Osteopathic Association Urges Americans to Break Through Their Pain," Corporate Wellness Magazine
Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, an AOA board-certified pulmonologist, helps decipher fact from fiction surrounding the topic of chronic pain in this self-contributed article for the official magazine of the Corporate Health & Wellness Association.
29 "Managing Chronic Pain," Saturday Evening Post
In this article about chronic pain, Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, an AOA board-certified pulmonologist, discusses myths associated with chronic pain and how an osteopathic physician can help patients manage their pain.
17 "Dangers of Cyberbullying," WBBM-AM (Chicago)
Laura M. Rosch, DO, an AOA board-certified internist with Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill., talks about the lasting emotional damage that teasing and harassment through social media can inflict on teens during an interview on this CBS radio affiliate. The results of the AOA’s national survey on cyberbullying were also featured in an article by HealthDay, a health news wire syndicate. More than 100 media outlets have picked up the article, including Yahoo! and MSN Health & Fitness.
27 "Living With Pain," KVEW-TV (Kennewick, Wash.)
In a two part live interview on this ABC affiliate, Daniel E. Wolf, DO, a board-certified psychiatrist, discusses how Washington residents can better manage their pain by talking to their physician and visiting Osteopathic.org for resources on pain management.
21 "Walk Your Way With Arookoo," Kinetic Shift
A blog post about an iPhone app and website to motivate users by creating challenges requiring them to take more steps during walks refers to a finding from an AOA consumer survey on exercise that walking is the most popular way people keep fit.
15 "Ways we keep fit in a typical week," USA Today
The second of two USA Today trademark Snapshot charts featuring results from an AOA consumer survey on exercise illustrates the top five ways survey respondents indicated they stay fit, with walking being the most popular answer.
15 "Floridians and Pain," WCTV-TV (Tallahassee)
In a live satellite interview on this CBS affiliate station, Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, an AOA board-certified pulmonologist, discusses how an individualized plan for treatment can be used to safely and effectively manage pain and encourages Floridians to use the resources available on Osteopathic.org to assist them in talking about pain with their physicians. Through its "Break Through Your Pain" public education campaign, the AOA is working to empower individuals affected by chronic pain to seek out the help they need. Dr. Giaimo also carried this message to the residents of South Florida through an article published the following day on June 17 in the South Dade News Leader.
27 "Primary Care Physician Organizations Speak Out In Defense Of The Patient-Physician Relationship," Medical News Today
An article on this medical news website focuses on the AOA's and several primary care physician groups' opposition to legislative efforts that limit information exchanged between physicians and patients due to the harm it may potentially cause to a patient’s health.
16 "Seeking Treatment for Chronic Pain," Doctor Radio on SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, an AOA board-certified pulmonologist, draws attention to the number of people suffering from chronic pain and what they can do to get help during an interview on the weekly program "Rehabilitative Medicine Monday."
6 "Tips to Prevent UTIs," SheKnows.com
In this article about urinary tract infections (UTIs), Laura M. Rosch, DO, an AOA board-certified internist, explains why some women are more at risk and discusses ways women can prevent UTIs.
5 "Why we put off regular exercise," USA Today
A front page USA Today trademark Snapshot chart illustrates the top five reasons for putting off exercise given by adults in an AOA survey of consumers.
1- "Do-It-Yourself Health?," Vim & Vigor
In this article discussing when patients can treat an ailment and home and when it is time to see a physician, Kelli M. Ward, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician, discusses the importance of seeing a physician when the symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) begin.
1 "Outsmart the Ouch!," Women’s Health
Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician, discusses factors that can impact how women sense pain. Read the article online.
1 "Hollywood 'Health' Tricks," Shape
Laura M. Rosch, DO, an AOA board-certified internist, comments on celebrity health fads.
1 "The Effect of Reform on Primary Care," Doctor's Digest
Thomas G. Zimmerman, DO, a family physician from Oceanside, N.Y., addresses ways physicians can prepare for the impact of health care reform on their practices within a series of articles in the magazine's May/June issue.
21 "Students get lessons in medicine," Kane County Chronicle (Chicago)
The AOA Mini-Medical School at Alice Gustafson School in Batavia, Ill., is featured in the Kane County Chronicle as well as on TribLocal, a weekly community newspaper website for the Chicago suburbs.
18 “National Osteopathic Medicine Week,” Massapequa Patch
Cynthia Paulis, DO, a health columnist for the Massapequa Patch and an AOA board-certified family physician and emergency medicine physician, writes about osteopathic medicine in celebration of National Osteopathic Medicine Week. Read her column.
28 "Survey: Most Inhalants Abuse Treatment Admissions Are for Adults," Family Practice News
Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician stresses the risks of inhaling volatile substances to get high in this publication for family physicians. Dr. Caudle represented the AOA at the National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week kick-off press conference in Washington, D.C. on March 17.
22 "Another Reason Why You Might Want to Circumcise," iVillage
This blog post references a clinical review about circumcision promoting the body's ability to clear out high risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), which was published in the latest supplement of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
17 "Huffing Now a Growing Problem for Adults," Christian Broadcast Network
In this report, Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician, talks about the danger of adults abusing inhalants prior to participating in the National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week kick-off press conference.
17 “US experts warn about addiction sniffing household products,” Press TV
This news broadcast features Jennifer N. Caudle, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician, discussing the dangers of inhalant abuse during the National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week kick-off press conference in Washington, D.C. on March 17.
10 "Osteopathic Resident Numbers Rising," Medical Economics
A news brief in this magazine for physicians reports increases in the percentages of osteopathic medical graduates who matched to internship and residency training programs in family medicine and internal medicine through the American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program.
1 "Your Day-by-day Flu Guide," SniffleSolutions.com
Stanley E. Grogg, DO, an AOA board-certified pediatrician, discusses flu symptoms in children.
5 "Age can't keep some runners from going the distance," Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram
Robert S. Gotlin, DO, an AOA board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, talks about older runners participating in marathons.
1 “Burn Off Those Valentine Treats," Fitness
Laura M. Rosch, DO, an AOA board-certified internist, gives fun tips on ways to burn off Valentine’s treats.
1 "Live Health Q&A," Fitness
Rob Danoff, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician, answers a reader’s question on why she coughs when running outside.